The strategy on how to build effective Data centers will change this year (2015). More or less everything will be virtualized, that is not new. But it will giveÂ usÂ the option to start using Smart Application Aware StorageÂ with:
– No need to think about RAIDÂ groups,Â LUNs and volumes, just one big datastore in the hypervisor.
-Â Selftuning filesystem, that works per VM, instead for LUN and Volumes.
– Granular VM snapshotsÂ and replication.
– VM level QoS & analytics/reporting.
All toÂ lower the TCO 🙂
The backup / recovery strategy will change from the traditional streaming backup to snapshotÂ andÂ replicationÂ based, archiving VM and data will be needed to break the growth rate.
Mobility and flexibility is a demand from the end-users, their requirement to IT department will be thatÂ theyÂ can work anywhere, anytime and from anyÂ device (BYOD). To be able to achieve this, IT need a single data management platform withÂ snapshot management, archiving,Â content indexing capabilityÂ and with a â€œDropboxâ€ functionalityÂ to the end-users smart devices.